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Blog: Through Testimony
Blog Posts by Peg Levine
February 13, 2017
I recently was an expert witness from October 11-13, 2016, at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh, the so-called Khmer Rouge Tribunal that was established in 2001. When I mention this to colleagues, a typical response is, “That’s still going on?” Indeed. Many forget the train that runs direct from USC to Long Beach takes you to the largest concentration of Cambodian survivors in the United States, where elders make daily offerings to ancestors in their homes or Buddhist temples.
About Peg Levine
Peg LeVine, Ph.D., E.D., is currently an Associate Professor in Global and Population Health at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In 2014, she was awarded the inaugural USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research Fellowship. Her research focuses on the “ritual violence” experienced by Cambodians during the Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975-1979. For 2017, Peg is contracted with the Central Aboriginal Congress as trauma specialist for the Royal Commision into Aboriginal youth in detention.